Meet the

OFFICERS

Rebecca Della Croce

President

The President serves as the liaison between nationals, regionals, the faculty advisor, and the SWE advisor. The President is the main point of contact for the Center for Diversity in Engineering (CDE) , the Engineering School, University-wide clubs, and employers. The President creates the agenda for SWE exec meetings and coordinates announcements for general body meetings. She drafts and oversees the SWEekly, the weekly newsletter for SWE at UVA, and ensures that every position is carrying out their responsibilities, offering suggestions for improvement when necessary.

Rebecca is a fourth year Biomedical Engineering student from Hillsborough, New Jersey. She hopes to go on to medical school and work as a pediatric oncologist. Besides SWE, she enjoys participating in University Dance Club and research in the biomedical engineering department. She also enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with friends in her spare time.

Taylor Donches

Vice President of Administration - VPA

The VPA serves as second in command to the president and handles logistical items associated with events. The VPA supervises the Event Planning team and organizes SWE at UVA presense at both the SWE National and Regional conferences. Additionally, the VPA also heads graduate/undergraduate student mentorship within SWE at UVA.

 

Taylor is a third-year civil and environmental engineering student from Purcellville, Virginia. In addition to SWE, she is a member of C-Ville Solar Project Implement team and Pi Beta Phi sorority. Her other interests include baking, reading, and exploring nature. Taylor hopes to use her education to further public health awareness and best practices.

Lily Stiles

Vice President of Outreach - VPO

The VPO serves as second in command to the president and coordinates outreach activities at a high level through contacting sponsors and overseeing outreach chairs. The VPO is the person of contact for new outreach opportunities external to SWE and acts as a liason for those interested in volunteering and those seeking volunteers. The VOP oversees grant proposals and monitors outreach activity success and growth.

 

Lily is a fourth year student studying systems engineering with a concentration in public policy from Warrenton, Virginia. In addition to SWE, she is a member of the Virginia Alpine Ski and Snowboarding Team, volunteers at a local elementary school through Madison House, ULink Peer Advising, and is a sister of Alpha Omega Epsilon. In her free time, she loves attending UVA sporting events, cooking, and playing with dogs.

Katy Fogarty

Corporate Relations Chair

The Corporate Relations Chair is the face of SWE in terms of networking with employers and companies. The Corporate Relations Chair maintains long-term relationships with corporate sponsors, in addition to coordinating and managing events that connect companies to students. The Corporate Relations Chair is responsible for planning events which cater to the diverse interests and majors of SWE members. She reaches out to the Career Development Office and Engineering School to publicize corporate events to non-SWE members.

Katherine is a fourth-year Systems Engineering major minoring in both Computer Science and Engineering Business. She is from Seattle, Washington. In addition to SWE, she is the chair of Engineering Student Council's Academic & Professional Development Committee and is a sister of Alpha Omega Epsilon. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with friends.

Erin Hensien

Graduate Relations Chair

The Graduate Relations Chair is the liaison between SWE and GradSWE. Her responsibilities include coordinating sessions with graduate school recuitors, organizing application workshops, and overseeing the graduate/undergraduate student mentorship program within SWE.

Erin is a third year systems engineering major from Charlottesville, Virginia. She enjoys working with younger students and has helped organize educational camps, worked with tutoring groups, and spent a semester researching Pre-K education with a group of her peers. She hopes to be able to pursue this passion further in her post-grad life. In her free time she enjoys swimming, crafting, and almost anything outdoors!

Marissa Marine

Treasurer

The Treasurer handles the monetary aspects of the organization and is responsible for the SWE budget and bank account, writing reimbursement checks, and applying for university funding. The Treasurer is also responsible for approving spending based on money available to the organization and on the drafted budget for the school year. Drafts the budget for each semester and goes through the appropriations process for Student Council. The Treasurer is also responsible for filing an annual financial report for SWE National.

Marissa is a third year biomedical engineering major and engineering business minor from Long Island, New York. She is also a member of Engineering Student Council, Best Buddies, and Alpha Omega Epsilon. She is also a TA for the applied math department. Marissa enjoys traveling, going to the beach, baking, and watching movies. 

Aubrey Winger

Secretary

Secretary manages administrative duties for SWE at UVA. The Secretary manages the internal SWE listserv, monitors national membership, and is responsible for managing alumni relations and maintaining SWE alumni contact information. The Secretary's overarching goal is to keep the executive board organized and running efficiently, and she aids in planning and running most events.

Aubrey is a third-year majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Anthropology and Computer Science from Purcellville, Virginia. Outside of SWE she is a member of the Cavalier Marching Band and volunteers with Madison House. In her free time you can find Aubrey spending time with friends or cheering on the Men's Basketball Team.

Eve Costanzo

Treasurer

The Fundraising Chair manages the selling of SWE merchandise at events, organizes apparel packages, and pursues various fundraising opportunities throughout the year. The Fundraising Chair is responsible for effective communication between SWE and outside vendors, keeping accurate financial records of purchases, maintaining organized invetory records, and coordinating the shipment and production of large orders.

Mary DeSimone

High School Outreach Co-Chair

The High School Outreach Co-Chairs organize High School Visitation (HSV) in the fall and spring. They work with the VPO to secure program funding and communicate statewide with program participants. Additionally, the High School Outreach Co-Chairs communicate with SWE exec, committees, and volunteers about responsibilities prior to, during, and after events.

Mary is a third year computer engineering student from Charlottesville. She also assists as a teaching assistant in the Introduction to Programming courses for first years. In addition to her academic interests, Mary works with high school and elementary school students teaching arts classes each summer. She hopes to help aspiring students find a major and path that suits them, and respects interests both academic and extracurricular.  

Susan Furlough

High School Outreach Co-Chair

The High School Outreach Co-Chairs organize High School Visitation (HSV) in the fall and spring. They work with the VPO to secure program funding and communicate statewide with program participants. Additionally, the High School Outreach Co-Chairs communicate with SWE exec, committees, and volunteers about responsibilities prior to, during, and after events.

Susan is a third year chemical engineering major and material science engineering minor from Fairfax, Virginia. In addition to SWE, she is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity through Madison House, and is a sister of Alpha Omega Epsilon. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports and hiking.

 

Raeann Giannattasio

USTEP Co-Chair

The USTEP Co-Chairs organize the University Student Taught Engineering Program (USTEP) in the spring, an annual event created in 2019.  The USTEP Co-Chairs contact community members and members of the UVA community, work with the VPO to secure program funding, and communicate both locally and state-wide with program participants.

Raeann is a third year aerospace engineer from Central New Jersey (Ask her about bagels and beaches!). Outside of SWE, Raeann is Program Director of From Student to Scientist (FSTS) through Madison House. If she can help young kids realize there's a place for them in the space industry, then she will have had a fulfilling collegiate and professional career.

Rithika Kormath Anand

USTEP Co-Chair

The USTEP Co-Chairs organize the University Student Taught Engineering Program (USTEP) in the spring, an annual event created in 2019.  The USTEP Co-Chairs contact community members and members of the UVA community, work with the VPO to secure program funding, and communicate both locally and state-wide with program participants.

Courtney Kennedy

Elementary & Middle School Outreach Co-Chair

The Elementary and Middle School Outreach Chairs organize Girl Scout Science Exploration day in the fall and Middle School Visitation (MSV) in the spring. They work with the VPO to secure program funding and apply for grants, communicate locally and state-wide with program participants, and builds the SWE network of Elementary/Middle school contacts. Communicates with exec officers, committees, and volunteers about responsibilities prior to, during, and after events.

Courtney is a second-year Systems Engineering major from Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to SWE Courtney is involved in Chi Alpha, the Gizmologists, and Alpha Chi Omega. Courtney loves to bake, lives off of Got Dumplings, and she says hi to every dog she passes.

Haley Knowles

Elementary & Middle School Outreach Co-Chair

The Elementary and Middle School Outreach Chairs organize Girl Scout Science Exploration day in the fall and Middle School Visitation (MSV) in the spring. They work with the VPO to secure program funding and apply for grants, communicate locally and state-wide with program participants, and builds the SWE network of Elementary/Middle school contacts. Communicates with exec officers, committees, and volunteers about responsibilities prior to, during, and after events.

Sarah Rambo

Event Coordinator

The Event Coordinators organize the monthly general body SWE meetings and are responsible for providing refreshments for all relevant SWE events. The Event Coordinators also write letters for tax exemption purposes and pursue discounts from vendors.

Nora Dale

Event Coordinator

The Event Coordinators organize the monthly general body SWE meetings and are responsible for providing refreshments for all relevant SWE events. The Event Coordinators also write letters for tax exemption purposes and pursue discounts from vendors.

Marina Awad

Social Chair

The Social Chair focuses on strengthening the SWE at UVA community by organizing regularly scheduled organization events outside of the Engineering School. These events may include weekly dinners, movie nights, and hikes for students involved with SWE at UVA.

Marina is a second-year Biomedical Engineering major on the pre-med track from Fairfax, Virginia. In addition to SWE, she is in Engineering Student Council and is a research assistant. She also enjoys reading and playing basketball in her spare time.

Lauren Gonzalez

Publicity Chair

The Publicity Chair is responsible for informing members about upcoming events  through Facebook events, flyering, and chalking prior to events and taking pictures during events. The Publicity Chair is also is in charge of post-event publicity including recapping events on the organization Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Lauren is a second year biomedical engineering major from Chesapeake, Virginia. She plans to work in the biotechnology industry after she graduates, even though the 9-5 life scares her. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys cooking, discovering new music, and napping.

Clara Kim

Web Designer

The Web Designer maintains this website and aids the other executive members with events and programs. The Web Designer works with officers (mainly outreach) to establish a timeline of when updates should be made to the website relative to certain events.

Clara is a third year computer science major  (and hopeful applied math minor) from Herndon, Virginia. Outside of SWE, she has played in the First Year Player's pit orchestra and is involved with the Student Game Developers. In her free time, she can generally be found drawing or reading. As web designer, she appreciates that you have read this far down the page! If there are any issues with using the site, please feel free to contact her.

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First Year Representative

The First Year Rep position is in place to enhance communication and programming towards first-year SWE members. The Rep works closely with Outreach Chairs, specifically in organizing overnight hosts for High School Visitation. 

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Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.